The Book Thief

by Markus Zusak | Teens |
ISBN: 0375842209 Global Overview for this book
Registered by GronnLivsstil of Bryne, Rogaland fylke Norway on 12/20/2013
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Journal Entry 1 by GronnLivsstil from Bryne, Rogaland fylke Norway on Friday, December 20, 2013
From Barnes & Nobles;
The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that will be in movie theaters on November 15, 2013, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul.

It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still.

Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement.

Journal Entry 2 by GronnLivsstil at Bryne, Rogaland fylke Norway on Saturday, December 21, 2013
I want to make a book ray for this one.

Participants so far;
Askeladda (Norway)
Nordpirat (Sweden)
greenbadger (UK)
motherof11 (Netherlands)
Smalin (Germany)
alexiapapa (Greece, wants to be in the end)

Journal Entry 3 by GronnLivsstil at Exchange/Trade, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Released 7 yrs ago (2/4/2014 UTC) at Exchange/Trade, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases

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Sent to Askeladda.

Journal Entry 4 by wingAskeladdawing at Skien, Telemark fylke Norway on Wednesday, February 19, 2014
The Book their arrived safely today. Yesterday came a book from another bookring i have planned to read that book first, and will start that reading next week, then I will be ready for this book.

I have just seen the film made from this book, that made me curious of how the story is told in the book. I found it difficult to understand how the story would look like in a book.

Thank you for starting this ring GronnLivsstil :) and Thank you for the Ginger drink following the book! I haven't seen that drink before, but guess it will keep me from catching a cold! I'm very fond of fresh Ginger in my tea, so I think I will like this drink very much.

Journal Entry 5 by wingAskeladdawing at Skien, Telemark fylke Norway on Thursday, March 13, 2014
I will start reading the book next week. Looking forward to it, I have looked into it, seems like it's well written..

Edit: reading startet at the end of Mars. The book had to wait until finishing other rings a.o.

I'm fascinated from the first page ! The author really knows how to keep my attention fixed to the story! And after the first 50 pages I allready feel I know a lot more about Liesel's background before she arrived at her fosterfamily, than I learned from seeing the film.

I register that since I saw the film first, I'm seeing the actors from the film when I read the book, I dont make my own pictures, cause I've allready seen what the people and places look like. I can't make up my mind if that's a plus or not..

I thought I would just take a brief look at this book, since I have seen the film, but after starting to read, I know I will have to read all of it, it's written in such an attempting and easy way. I did like the film a lot, and after ca 100 p. I like the book just as much- or even more!

Journal Entry 6 by wingAskeladdawing at Skien, Telemark fylke Norway on Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Finished the book on the train on my way Home from work just now. My eyes are still filled with tears. I liked the film. And I liked the book even more. Maybe because the book gave me more details about the people, places, evens, so I felt I knew the people better after reading the book. I saw the actors and the scenes from the film in my head while reading and I think that must have made the reading even stronger. I'm glad I knew the ending of the story, that prepared me for it.

Death being the storyteller makes a distance to what happends and a distance to the strong feelings.

I have read the book on the train/bus to and fro work, and I'm so sorry, cause one day I lost the grip of my waterbottle while reading, and a few pages got slightly wet. They have almost recovered, but some traces might be seen..
i hope to send the book to the next participant in the ray this weekend.
I'm very glad to havebeen given the opportunity to read this unusual book! Thank you very much, GronnLivsstil!!!

Journal Entry 7 by wingAskeladdawing at by post, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, April 19, 2014

Released 7 yrs ago (4/19/2014 UTC) at by post, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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Slipp den gjerne fri igjen, eller gi den til en venn. Da kan du også skrive hvordan du lar boken reise videre, slik at vi kan følge den på reisen. På det skandinaviske forumet deler vi gleden over bøkenes vandring i verden.

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Journal Entry 8 by wingNordpiratwing at Bromma, Stockholm Sweden on Monday, April 28, 2014
Arrived safely. Thank you!

Journal Entry 9 by wingNordpiratwing at Bromma, Stockholm Sweden on Friday, May 9, 2014
I had a lump of melancholy in my stomach when I finished this book. And I still have. For me it was hard - at times almost unbearable - to read; particularly the last third of the book. :'(
But then it also has beauty, love, friendship and humour.

I think it's a very well written story. The writers language and the way he expresses things is distinctive, poetic and at times unexpected, causing me on several occasions to stop reading and for several moments just sit there and think over what I just read.

This story will stay with me for a long time. I think I need to ask my friends and hope to find someone who has read it too, because I need someone to discuss it with.

I also wish to mention that I finished this book yesterday - on the 8th of May - Liberation Day. When I write this it's May 9th - Victory Day.
It felt worth a notice.

Released 7 yrs ago (5/13/2014 UTC) at -- By post or by hand/ in person, RABCK , bookring/ray, Stockholm Sweden

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On its way to the next reader.

Journal Entry 11 by winggreenbadgerwing at St Albans, Hertfordshire United Kingdom on Saturday, May 17, 2014
The book has arrived with me, thank you very much! I have a couple of other books to read first, sorry, but I'll get to this as quickly as I can.

Journal Entry 12 by winggreenbadgerwing at St Albans, Hertfordshire United Kingdom on Sunday, June 8, 2014
Narrated by Death, the book tells the story of a young girl in Nazi Germany. Sent to live with foster parents, her brother dying en route, Liesel steals her first book at his funeral. Her fascination with books continues, as she delivers the ironing taken in by her foul-mouthed foster mother, as she takes up stealing food with her best friend, and when her family hide a Jewish man in their basement. Moving, but somehow I don't get on with Zusak's writing style which made this less enjoyable than it should have been.

Journal Entry 13 by winggreenbadgerwing at St Albans, Hertfordshire United Kingdom on Saturday, June 21, 2014

Released 7 yrs ago (6/21/2014 UTC) at St Albans, Hertfordshire United Kingdom

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Sorry about the delay in posting. Now travelling to motherof11 who is next in the ray.

Journal Entry 14 by wingmotherof11wing at Dalfsen, Overijssel Netherlands on Friday, June 27, 2014
The book has arrived safely. Thanks greenbadger! I'm really looking forward to reading it!

Journal Entry 15 by wingmotherof11wing at Dalfsen, Overijssel Netherlands on Saturday, July 5, 2014
What a beautiful book!!! And so moving! I cried my eyes out at the end!
Thank you for making this a ray, GronnLivsstil, so that I could read it!

Journal Entry 16 by wingmotherof11wing at Brighton & Hove, East Sussex United Kingdom on Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Released 7 yrs ago (1/24/2015 UTC) at Brighton & Hove, East Sussex United Kingdom

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This book goes to Andrea99.
Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Journal Entry 17 by Andrea99 at Brighton & Hove, East Sussex United Kingdom on Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Received in the mail today from motherof11 as a wishlist tag - thank you!!
I've just read back the other journal entries and discovered this is actually a bookray, with smalin and alexiapapa still to read this. I am in the middle of a book at the moment but will read this one next and mail on to smalin next!!
UPDATE: I heard back from Smalin that she has dropped out of this bookray (I think motherof11 substituted me in her place!) so I shall send on to Alexiapapa when I've read it.

Journal Entry 18 by Andrea99 at Brighton & Hove, East Sussex United Kingdom on Sunday, February 22, 2015
Just finished reading this last night - it's FABULOUS!! A very bittersweet story (but then set in WW2 Germany, it's going to be) but it's very well written, true to history, and very believable. Definitely worth reading!

Journal Entry 19 by Andrea99 at Brighton & Hove, East Sussex United Kingdom on Saturday, February 28, 2015

Released 6 yrs ago (2/28/2015 UTC) at Brighton & Hove, East Sussex United Kingdom

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Mailed on to alexiapapa in Greece as the last person on the bookray. This is a wonderful story, and I really hope you enjoy it as much as I did!!

Journal Entry 20 by alexiapapa at Larissa / Λάρισα, Larisa Greece on Friday, March 6, 2015
Thank you very much for sending it to me....I have started reading it some months ago but as it was a busy period I passed it to another reader. time for me to finish it! :)

Released 4 yrs ago (6/11/2017 UTC) at Μπαράκι του Μύλου in Larissa / Λάρισα, Larisa Greece

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I have another copy of this book, so I left this one at the table during our meet up!

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